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Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and inclusion in British society

Joanna Richardson and A. Ka Tat Tsang


The eviction at Dale Farm in the UK in 2011 brought the conflicting issues relating to Gypsy and Traveller accommodation to the attention of the world's media. However, as the furore surrounding the eviction has died down, the very pressing issues of accommodation need, inequality of access to education, healthcare and employment, and exclusion from British (and European) society is still very much evident. This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British Society, including health, social policy, employment and education. It also looks at the di ... More

Keywords: Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Empowerment, Inclusion, Control, Discourse, Media, Inequality, Involvement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428950
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Richardson, editor

A. Ka Tat Tsang, editor

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Part One Context, issues and policy responses

Two Accommodation needs and planning issues

Joanna Richardson, and Maggie Smith-Bendell

Three Gypsy and Traveller health

Patrice Van Cleemput

Four Education, inclusion and government policy

Brian Foster, and Sarah Cemlyn

Six Gypsies and Travellers: economic practices, social capital and embeddedness

Margaret Greenfields, Andrew Ryder, and David Smith

Part Two Empowering Gypsies and Travellers

Seven Justice and empowerment

Joanna Richardson, and Andrew Ryder

Part Three Conclusions